What color should I paint my living room?



The living room area is one of the most important parts of a house. Living room is the area where the owner and the family members are known to spend a considerable period of time. It is also the area which is responsible for creation of the first and long lasting impression as it is used for entertaining the visiting guests.

For creation of a perfect living room, there are several factors that need to be given utmost consideration. And one of the most important factors among them is the color scheme of the walls. To be very frank, all of us know that the colors chosen to paint the living room should be warm, inviting and complement the furniture pieces. However, these are broad perspectives and encompass a lot of options.

Well, here are some vital tips to help you pick colors for painting your living room in accordance to specific furniture pieces –

Brown couch – Well, if you are confused about selecting the correct color for painting the walls of your living room with a brown couch then no need to worry as there are several options.

If you are conservative with colors and wish to impart the room a soothing look then the best color for dressing the walls would be neutral colors such as off white or cream. Do not select pure white as it would strike the eyes. Selecting neutral colors will give you the liberty to decorate the room with bright furnishings and decorative pieces.

If you wish to make the room sunny and bright then you could settle for popcorn yellow or lemon yellow color also.

Tan Couch – as you have a tan color couch in your living room, you basically have two options for dressing the walls. The first option is to select a color from the red family and impart your living room with a bold look.

The second option is to go with contrast colors and impart with the room with a contemporary look, for instance, you may select turquoise blue, emerald green, lime yellow, light peach or purple.

Beige couch – with the beige couch in your living room, you would have a lot of color options at your disposal. The best option would be to select darker shades of the beige color to dress the walls. Or else you can also go for a bamboo green color or a dark rust color.


Published by in How To, Tips, and Advice, on January 11th, 2011

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